Texas Tech University


The Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology offers training in the professional practice of psychology – specifically, counseling psychology. The primary objective of the program is to prepare counseling psychologists for professional positions. Our program is firmly committed to a model of balanced professional training. Based on the scientist-practitioner model of training, the doctoral program strives to provide students with skills in the following areas:

Department Core Area Requirements

  • Statistics Requirement
  • Research Requirement
  • Breadth Area Requirements
    • Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
    • Biological Bases of Behavior
    • Social Bases of Behavior
    • Teaching of Psychology

Counseling Area Requirements

  • Applied Area Requirements
  • Assessment Requirements
  • Developmental Area Requirements
  • Electives
  • Practicum Requirements
  • Internship Requirements

For specific application information, see our application guide.

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Public Disclosure: Professional Licensure by State

The Texas Tech University Counseling Psychology Program is required to publicly disclose to prospective and currently enrolled students whether our program meets the education requirements for licensure or certification for all 50 states, District of Columbia, and specified U.S. territories. Our program is responsible for determining whether our academic program meets applicable state education requirements for professional licensure or certification. See the TTU Counseling Psychology Program's Professional Licensure by State Table.

Contact Information for Accrediting Association:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979
Fax: 202-336-5978
Email: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation